Who is J.W. Priest?
J.W. Priest was an American architect and a founding member of the American Institute of Architects whose work included Jonathan Allen's house in Berkshire County, Massachusetts known as Eagle's Nest. He died a year after its construction.
Priest was a founding member of the American Institute of Architects along with Richard Upjohn and Calvert Vaux. His design for the Eagle's Nest was a symmetrical Gothic architecture building with Berkshire limestone with stables behind the building and "manicured lawn and gardens". The rear elevation included fourth story, one more than in the front of the house, to allow a view of Mount Greylock 12 miles away.
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on July 23, 2013
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